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A Modern Dry-Fly Code Hardcover – Sep 1 1997


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  • Hardcover: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; First edition (Sept. 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558214135
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558214132
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 508 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,598,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While this book is now 50 years old, it is still the definitive American work on spring creek fishing. At the time of the writing, it is true, Marinaro was unaware of U.S. spring creeks outside of Pennsylvania, this does not diminish its value.
He realized that this type of fishing was firmly rooted in the 19th century English chalkstream traditions, and built a solid work upon this foundation.
Some of what he says, in reference to flies, is either dated or irrelevant to most anglers, and his neglect of the sunken fly will disappoint a few, but his tactics cannot be faulted. Indeed, strategies touted as the most modern are clearly described, along with their pros and cons, unlike the treatment given them in some current works.
A fine piece of literature, as well as one of the most significant angling books of the 2oth century.
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Still the definitive work Jan. 30 2000
By "trico_spinner" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
While this book is now 50 years old, it is still the definitive American work on spring creek fishing. At the time of the writing, it is true, Marinaro was unaware of U.S. spring creeks outside of Pennsylvania, this does not diminish its value.
He realized that this type of fishing was firmly rooted in the 19th century English chalkstream traditions, and built a solid work upon this foundation.
Some of what he says, in reference to flies, is either dated or irrelevant to most anglers, and his neglect of the sunken fly will disappoint a few, but his tactics cannot be faulted. Indeed, strategies touted as the most modern are clearly described, along with their pros and cons, unlike the treatment given them in some current works.
A fine piece of literature, as well as one of the most significant angling books of the 2oth century.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A MUST FOR TROUT ANGLING April 17 2012
By JCA - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been fishing for trout for some 50 years, mostly utilizing spinning equipment, but also fly fishing. I have never learned so much about fishing trout (be it fly fishing or spinning) as from this book. Highly recommended for anybody serious about trout freshwater angling in particular and observation of insect and fish behavior in general. And: Don't let it influence you that the book was written more than 60 years ago, it is still up to date!
Great Read for the spring creek anglers July 9 2014
By Andrew - Published on Amazon.com
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The founding father of terrestrial fishing. Need I say more?

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